Asad Durrani is a Pakistani-American, actor/writer, and a graduate from Sam Houston State University where he earned a BFA in Theatre and studied Creative Writing. His scripts have placed him as a finalist in the Austin Film Festival, UrbanWorld Film Festival, and is recognized as an up-and coming Muslim screenwriter with the MPAC Hollywood Bureau. After moving to LA to pursue tv/film acting full-time, he realized that being 6'2'' and a 200 lb Pakistani-American meant he would often go up for stereotypical bad guy roles, i.e. the "terrorist." As a result, he started screenwriting to take charge of his own story and create a vehicle for his acting career. Screenwriting is now an equal passion to his acting ambitions.
Most recently, his screenplay SHE FELL FROM THE SKY won him a SFFILM 2023 FilmHouse Residency—the only year-round filmmaker residency program of its kind in the United States.
Through writing, Asad can share stories that reflect the richness and authentic experiences of his Pakistani-American community. Asad's goal is to challenge existing stereotypes of Muslims and South Asians and steer us towards more original and relatable characters. When not acting or writing, he also happens to be an awesome dad to his three rambunctious kids.
Writer currently has no listed scripts.
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